The bustling city of Munich, located in the southeast of Germany, is the beating heart of Bavaria. Known for its magnificent architecture, exquisite culture, book printing, and famous Oktoberfest, Munich is often what comes to mind when people think of Germany. Ironically, the culture of southern Bavaria is more in tune with its neighbours
As Germany’s capital in the North, Berlin is the largest and most populated city in Deutschland, with nearly 3.7M people. It is a stark contrast to Munich, rich with a thriving art scene and nightlife, as well as over 180 museums. Berlin is one of the only cities in the world to house three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is home to both the longest open-air gallery and the largest department store in Europe.
Frankfurt is nested in the center of Germany, situated on the banks of the river Main. It has a rich history and is renowned as a major financial center and home of the European Central Bank. It is also famous for being the birthplace of renowned author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose former house is now a museum. Frankfurt’s Altstadt (Old Town) contains the Römerberg, a central square that is the site of the famous annual Christmas market.
Hamburg, a bustling port city in northern Germany, connects to the North Sea via the Elbe River. Hundreds of canals course through the city, making it a key port and commerce center for the country. In the city center, the Inner Alster lake is a popular spot for boating, with plenty of cafes lining its edges. And the Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the new town, Neustadt, with the old town, Altstadt, where visitors can admire 18th-century St. Michael’s Church.
The Autobahn is a network of controlled-access highways covering over 8,000 miles in Germany. It is best known for its lack of speed limits on stretches of its roadway, earning it a reputation for being a destination for speed enthusiasts. It is one of the oldest and most iconic roadway systems in Europe, and its popularity has made it a symbol of Germany’s modern engineering and fast-paced lifestyle.
1. Berlin & Munich, the 2 opposite faces of Germany
2. Excellent infrastructure e.g. with a perfect train system
3. High-speed driving on the German Autobahn
4. Political stable, lowest number of strikes in Europe
5. Fantastic price/value-ratio, lowest prices for hotels in Europe´s main cities
6. Neuschwanstein Castle, the “Disneyland Castle”
7. The Black Forest
9. Frankfurt, Hamburg, Duesseldorf, Cologne, Rothenburg, Dresden and many more
10. Event preparations as perfect as possible – events “made in Germany”
Compass Tours Incoming’s team consists of industry professionals who have deep knowledge of Germany. They are locals themselves! With offices in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, we have country-wide insider access to hotels, venues, and local favorites to provide world-class destination management services for our international clients.
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